Thank you for your interest in our campaign. It has been an honor to serve the residents of the 20th Legislative District since taking office in June of 2010. Due to the redistricting process, the 20th District will now include Avalon, Bellevue, Northview Heights and additional parts of Ross Township. Portions of Lawrenceville, Polish Hill, the Strip District, parts of the North Side and West View remain in the district.
I am proud of my record of working together with Democratic leadership during my time in Harrisburg. With your help, I can continue to stand up and fight for working families in the 20th District. I will continue to fight for better funding for our communities and schools. I voted against Republican initiatives that resulted in severe cuts to our school districts and services for our seniors and those with disabilities. I support a fair tax on Marcellus Shale drillers which would help restore programs and services for our children and middle class families. On a more recent note, I co-sponsored legislation that would solve the dispute between UPMC and Highmark and ensure that their contract will continue. Before I was elected, I promised to get to work in Harrisburg and I have delivered on that promise.
I would be honored to have your support for the Primay Election on May 20th. I look forward to speaking with you soon and hearing your concerns for our district and our Commonwealth. Please feel free to contact the campaign at 412-407-7389, if you have any questions or concerns. While others may enjoy hearing themselves talk, I prefer to listen to my constituents and then act on their behalf. I’ve acted for the residents of the 20th Legislative District and am proud of my record of standing up for their beliefs and interests. I humbly ask that you continue to give me the great privilege of representing the 20th District in Harrisburg. As always, I will keep an open door and an open mind.